“deficit” Charts

America the Broke: Owned by Others »

Because we have ignored balancing our budgets over the past few decades the public holds 11.5 trillion dollars of debt.…

Eric Sirjord
by: Eric Sirjord
views: 570
Score: 7

What's The Biggest Problem Facing the Nation? »

Are Americans unable to come together to decide on a single top problem facing the nation, or are there simply…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 424
Score: 6

Spend It Or Lose It »

What happens when federal government agencies that spend all their money are rewarded with bigger budgets? This chart breaks down…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 426
Score: 6

Our Federal #Budget On The Cutting Room Floor ... Or Is It? »

When it comes to the federal budget deficit, Americans hold some contradictory views. The majority of the public believes that…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 233
Score: 4

Danger on the Third Rail »

For far too long politicians have considered entitlement spending to be the third-rail of politics: touch it, and your future…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 242
Score: 4

The Dark Side of Overspending »

There’s a saying that goes, “shoot for the moon – even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Unfortunately…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 225
Score: 2

The Trouble With Social Security »

Social Security is failing, and it is in serious need of reform. Since around 2010, the cost of the program…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 62
Score: 1

Battle of the Budgets: Ryan vs. Obama »

Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget for the next ten years presents a vastly different picture than President Obama’s. Ryan’s budget would…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 565
Score: 1

The Federal Pay Advantage »

Compensation of federal employees has risen faster than compensation of private-sector employees during the last decade. Federal worker compensation averaged…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 106
Score: 1

Two Ways To Look At America's Trade Deficit »

America's growing trade deficit has become a big issue this election cycle. A recent poll found that more than half…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 89

How Should America Reduce Its Deficit? »

When it comes to trimming down the federal budget deficit, Americans heavily favor spending cuts over tax increases. Nearly three…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 37

Do Americans Actually Want to Reduce Government Spending? »

70% of Americans feel it is essential that the federal budget deficit be reduced-- with 73% believing this should be…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 39

The Bleak Future Of Social Security »

Social Security is in dire need of reform. Running a severe cash flow deficit, its economic outlook is bleak to…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 42

US Trade Surplus or Deficit as a Share of GDP »

This chart shows the nominal U.S. trade deficit as share of GDP. These data are taken from the National Income…

CEPR
by: CEPR
views: 208

What is more important? »

In total, the majority of Americans believe keeping spending for the poor and needy at current levels is most important.…

Melissa McNeill
by: Melissa McNeill
views: 51

Our Debt »

Getting back on the path to fiscal responsibility should be a top priority for lawmakers debating the debt ceiling and…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 71

Yes, the Federal Deficit is Shrinking. Dramatically. »

According to a new poll, 54 percent of the public disapproves of Barack Obama's handling of the deficit. And yet,…

Michael Collier
by: Michael Collier
views: 90

Why Are We Raising the Debt Ceiling? »

Check out our infographic from May 2013. A drink limit at a party prevents dangerous driving, and a debt limit…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 319

Revenues Have Rarely Been High Enough to Cover Outlays »

Federal Outlays vs. Federal Revenues, as a Percentage of GDP, 1973-2012

Citizens for Tax Justice
by: Citizens for Tax Justice
views: 31

Key Issues Where Americans Trust Republicans »

New polling shows Republican trust ratings have risen on some key issues. However the news isn't all good for the…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 44

Responsibility Is ____ »

What’s the responsible way to resolve our fiscal crisis?

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 177

Watch the U.S. Deficit Fall By Nearly 50% From 2009-2013 »

The deficit data used for this chart was adjusted for inflation. Regardless of how large or small people have perceived…

Jessica Garber
by: Jessica Garber
views: 100